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Powering Africa Summit 2024


Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

The Powering Africa Summit brings together African government representatives, global energy leaders and international investors to address key industry pain points on how communities and public facilities can acquire funding while building, maintaining, and expanding energy infrastructure. Abt is a proud sponsor of #PAS24 and our clean energy experts will be on site advancing critical conversations on the conference theme “Capital Flows Underpinning the Energy Transition.”

Abt facilitates a just energy transition and catalyzes climate investment at scale in Africa and beyond, including partnering with Power Africa to electrify health facilities across sub-Saharan Africa through the Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA).

Don’t miss our engaging boardroom session “Bridging the Finance Gap for Social Infrastructure” and come by our table to chat with our experts!

Meet Our Experts at #PAS24

Eric J. Reading

Eric J. Reading

Chief Climate Officer
Jason Ray Hutchison

Jason Ray Hutchison

Senior Director and Client Account Lead, Clean Energy and Climate Mitigation
Arun Asok

Arun Asok

Global Head, Private Capital & Impact Investing
Matt Clark

Matt Clark

HETA Strategic Partnerships Lead
Shelley Martin

Shelley Martin

Senior Manager, Gender Equity, Disability & Social Inclusion
Jason Fraser

Jason Fraser

Business Development Executive
Tamsir Niang

Tamsir Niang

Project Management Analyst, Power Africa Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA)
Baris Yener

Baris Yener

Chief Growth Officer
Hoai B. Huynh

Hoai B. Huynh

Vice President – Climate Change, Energy & Environment in Corporate Growth Office
Alec Edwards

Alec Edwards

Business Development Specialist, Just Climate and Energy Transitions

Join Our Boardroom Session

Bridging the Finance Gap for Social Infrastructure
March 6, 2024
4:00-5:30pm
Senate Room

Session Description: Many communities and public facilities cannot afford the capital expenditures to build or maintain the infrastructure required for access to electricity. Utilities, in turn, struggle to remain creditworthy when expanding the grid at a loss. Donor and development partner funding is limited and often comes with constraints. So how can we work together to attract commercial capital beyond grants? How can health care, education, and other social infrastructure facilities keep up with operations and maintenance after initial construction? And what place do social equity and sustainability have in valuing or prioritizing investments? Join Abt for an interactive session where you will have the opportunity to engage with global experts to explore practical solutions to these challenges.

Chairperson:

Jason Ray Hutchison, Senior Director, Clean Energy & Climate Mitigation, Global Development Group, Abt Global
Arun Asok, Global Head, Private Capital & Impact Investing, Abt Global


Key Participants:
Eric Reading, Chief Climate Officer, Abt Global
Asha Varghese, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Caterpillar Inc.
Richard Schroeder, Director, RESOLVE
Raul Alfaro Pelico, Senior Advisor, Results-Based Financing, Sustainable Energy for All, SEforALL
Gina Cady, Health Electrification Advisor, Power Africa
Shelley Martin, Equity Senior Manager, Abt Global